Volendam, Netherlands

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Located on the shore of the North sea. Scratch that, Volendam is now a lake harbour thanks to the Dutch making a dyke across the sea. The fisheries are still there though.Posted from Volendam, North Holland, The Netherlands.

Stonetown, Zanzibar

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The gateway city to Zanzibar has the definite splendour of past colonial influences. However, here the colonialism is not the main influence. Essences of India, Oman and of course Africa are all blended in this small port town in more … Continue reading

Spice Farm

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Zanzibar is an island but that geographic specificity did not deter this small Tanzanian province to have one of the most diverse vegetation in Africa. In fact, its location has played a role in having so many types of plants. … Continue reading

Matemwe, Zanzibar

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The name itself sounds exotic and out of a romance book: Zanzibar; small island part of Tanzania below the equator. Idyllic beaches, snorkeling galore and superb food: that is the program of this uncommon piece of land. 50 km away … Continue reading

Sunset Building

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Touching the building right in the morning. Pretty.Posted from Zaandam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands.

Schiphol, Netherlands

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KLM’s hub, airport city and at the cross-roads between east and west, Schiphol stands-out in term of user experience. The terminals are well thought and connection are made smooth and easy. Expect long taxiing of up to 15min on some … Continue reading

De Bolhoed

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Typically situated on a border of one of the several canals that Amsterdam is made up, the De Bolhoed is a discreet vegetarian restaurant. it is a scenic 15min walk from the Centraal Station of Amsterdam. Offering some specialities like the … Continue reading

Zaandam Barge

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In Zaandam, Netherlands, this barge is piggy-back riding cars to the other side of the North Sea Channel for a little more than a Euro.Posted from Zaandam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands.

Arenzano, Italy

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Not pretentious, Arenzano offers a pleasant Mediterranean experience in Italy  with a well-preserved town that kept traditional and characteristic features of the north of Italy.Posted from Arenzano, Liguria, Italy.

Pisa, Italy

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The leaning tower is a curious construction. Built straight, it’s only after getting that involuntary angle that it became famous. From close, it looks very sturdy and is made with the best white marble stone one can find. I you … Continue reading

Mont-Cenis, France

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At the very border of the French and Italian border this beautiful artificial lake takes emerald water to the next level.Posted from Bonneval-sur-Arc, Rhone-Alpes, France.

North Berwick, Scotland

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30 minutes away by train from Edinburgh’s buzzing Fringe festival, North Berwick has the authentic Scottish flavor of a little quiet town on the sea-shore. One of the first thing that will attract your attention is an island visible from … Continue reading